Draeger Safety, Inc., Selects VectorCAST for IEC 61508 and EN 50402 Software Development

Global leader in medical and safety technology chooses Vector Software’s VectorCAST for critical software testing of its next-generation gas detection system.

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Key to our decision was Vector Software's certification of VectorCAST for developing safety related software and its ability to integrate easily within the Dräger Safety development environment.

Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems, announced today that Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has chosen the VectorCAST software testing platform as a key component of the development of the their next-generation stationary gas detection system.

Dräger manufactures and distributes safety systems and equipment for mining, fire prevention, industrial, and other hazardous areas. The company’s product range encompasses respiratory protective equipment as well as complete air filter and air supply systems, devices for on-site or laboratory contaminant analysis, and portable and fixed gas detection and warning systems. Dräger Gas Detection Systems are developed in accordance EN 50402.

The Dräger development team chose the VectorCAST platform for its advanced functionality and TÜV SÜD IEC 61508 certification. Dräger software engineers will use VectorCAST/C++ to automate unit and integration testing, VectorCAST/Cover for code coverage analysis, and VectorCAST/Manage for continuous integration and regression test management.

“The VectorCAST platform provides us with the tools we need to begin development of our newest generation of gas detectors,” said Don DeLauder, Director, Research and Development at Dräger.

“Key to our decision was Vector Software's certification of VectorCAST for developing safety related software and its ability to integrate easily within the Dräger Safety development environment.”

"For more than 80 years, Dräger has been a technology leader in gas detection and we are delighted that an industry leader such as Dräger has chosen VectorCAST as part of their safety-critical software development process," stated William McCaffrey, Vector Software Chief Operating Officer. "Vector Software is committed to delivering best-of-breed solutions to address our customers’ needs and we look forward to supporting Dräger in achieving their business objectives."

About Vector Software, Inc.

Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: http://www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Dräger. Technology for Life®

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2012 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.37 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 12,500 employees worldwide. Please visit http://www.draeger.com for more information.


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